Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘relieved’ Jose Mourinho didn’t measure Brighton goalposts as Manchester United boss gets another scare in post-match interview

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'relieved' Jose Mourinho didn't measure Brighton goalposts as Manchester United boss gets another scare in post-match interview

Even the post-match interviews couldn’t escape drama at The Amex!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received quite the fright when the advertising boards fell, but that was nothing compared to his side’s various scares in their unbelievable 3-2 win at Brighton on Saturday.

The board begins to fall

Solskjaer gets a fright as it crashes on the ground

Solskjaer gets a fright as it crashes on the ground

The Seagulls, who had 18 shots and hit the woodwork five times to set a new Premier League record, thought they had finally got their reward when Solly March equalised in the fourth-minute of stoppage time, but somehow they took nothing from the game.

Neal Maupay, the man who put Brighton in front from the spot, handled in the box in the dying seconds, before VAR intervened after the final whistle had already gone.

Bruno Fernandes was given the chance to win the match for United – which he duly took.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Solskjaer admitted his side were lucky to win – and joked it’s a good thing Jose Mourinho didn’t measure the goals like he did in North Macedonia on Thursday!

Mourinho was forced to inspect the goalposts on Thursday

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Mourinho was forced to inspect the goalposts on Thursday

Solskjaer admitted: “We got away with one, to be fair.

“When they equalised I thought that’s two points lost. Maybe one point was what we deserved – I don’t think we deserved more but the character we showed deserved more.”

After the woodwork was struck five times by the home side, the Norwegian joked: “We have to be grateful Jose (Mourinho) is not here to measure the goalposts, it might have been smaller goals!”

Fernandes opened his account for the season in dramatic fashion

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Fernandes opened his account for the season in dramatic fashion

However, he added: “They created too much for my liking but they’re a difficult side to play against, with really good ball players at the back.

“There is plenty of work (to be done) but sometimes you’ve just got to take the points.

“We know we need to improve a lot. Last week (at home to Crystal Palace) we were very disappointed not to get anything from the game but we showed the response today. We had too many draws last season, so that’s a big plus for us.”




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